bath chair

bath chair
n. a wheelchair for invalids.
3.
bathe v. & n.
—v.
1 intr. immerse oneself in water, esp. to swim or esp. US wash oneself.
2 tr. immerse in or wash or treat with liquid esp. for cleansing or medicinal purposes.
3 tr. (of sunlight etc.) envelop.
—n. Brit. immersion in liquid, esp. to swim.
Phrases and idioms:
bathing-costume (or -suit) a garment worn for swimming.
Etymology: OE bathian f. Gmc

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noun
a wheelchair usually pushed by an attendant, as at a spa
Hypernyms: ↑wheelchair

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noun
Usage: sometimes capitalized B
Etymology: from Bath, England
: a hooded and sometimes glassed wheeled chair used especially by invalids that is drawn by a horse or pushed by an attendant; sometimes : wheelchair

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1. a wheeled and hooded chair, used esp. by invalids.
2. any wheelchair.
Also, bath chair.
[1815-25]

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Bath chair noun
(also without cap) a large wheelchair for invalids
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Main Entry:Bath

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Bath chair or bath chair,
a wheel chair for invalids, sometimes one with a hood.
[< Bath, England]

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n. dated a kind of wheelchair for invalids, typically with a hood
Origin:
early 19th cent.: named after the city of Bath, which attracted many invalids because of the supposed curative powers of its hot springs

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ˌbath ˈchair f11 [bath chair bath chairs] noun
a special chair with wheels, used in the past for moving a person who was sick or old
 
Word Origin:
early 19th cent.: named after the city of Bath, in SW England, which attracted many invalids because of the supposed curative powers of its hot springs.

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